Is there room at your table?
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is making a difference in the world by partnering with local people who are familiar with and invested in the needs of their communities.
This year’s Guest at Your Table theme is food sustainability: ensuring that people have sufficient, affordable, healthy, and culturally appropriate food to eat and that it’s produced in a way that doesn’t damage the environment.
One of the UUSC’s partners is APROSIFA: the Association for the Promotion of Integral Family Healthcare. APROSIFA serves the economically disadvantaged community of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A new initiative is the Art Oasis Café, a restaurant that serves nutritious and affordable meals to community residents. Under the leadership of Nancy Vilce and Marie Obethe Moise, APROSIFA works to increase access to healthy food by purchasing produce from local families who participate in an urban gardening project, supported by the UUSC. They also collaborate with Chefs for Kids, a U.S.-based international coalition of chefs who donate their time to educate about malnutrition and hunger and who work with the Art Oasis Café chefs to develop nutritious meals.
The UUSC invites you to share in this work by contributing to the Guest at Your Table project. Please join us as you gather around your own table and symbolically include Nancy and Marie as your guests. Envelopes are available in the Parish Hall during coffee hour or you can make an online donation here.